Alternative Medicine

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Alternative Medicine and Health

Tips On Alternative Medicine

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

January 6, 2001

During 2001 millions of North Americans will continue to die of cancer and other diseases. But can some of these maladies be prevented by the use of alternative, non©traditional medicine? This week, how selenium, green tea, vitamins, flavonoids and milk can help you practice preventive medicine.

Are Herbal Remedies Harmless?

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

May 23, 1999

"What happened to the patient?" I asked the doctor at the huge Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, South Africa. "It was necessary to remove her entire large bowel" he replied. "She used a herbal medicine that caused irreparable injury to the colon. This happens several times a year in Soweto. The people in Soweto love herbal medicines".

What You Should Know About Herbal Medicines

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

September 1, 1997

"Eat three pineapples a day, take hot baths with Epsom salts, followed by cold showers, and call me in a week!" This was the advice given by a Chinese naturopath to a Harvard doctor whose backache could not be cured by conventional medicine.

What You Should Know About Alternate Therapies

By Dr. W. Gifford Jones

December 14, 1996

I've often asked myself this question, "How much better could I treat patients if I had also studied forms of "alternate therapy"? After all those of us with traditional medical degrees haven't learned everything. This week, an interesting story of a Harvard physician who had a first hand experience with one form of alternate medicine.

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